Category Archives: Business Bites

Business Bites: Properly Preparing for 2013

Photography Credit: Lendryggen

Welcome to another delicious instalment of Business Bites – ha!

How’s your December going so far? 2013 is not long off so I hope you’ve all been making your business plans and setting yourself some goals for the year ahead. It’s actually one of my favourite things to do (nerd!)

If you’ve been putting it all off or struggling with what to plan, I wrote an article on this very topic for this month’s Photo Professional Magazine (I have a monthly column dontyaknow?) If you don’t subscribe to this magazine and you’e a wedding photographer then shame on you! My article includes some great examples and some really practical advice about what you should be doing right now to ensure success in 2013. If I was you I’d pick up a copy today! You can order it online or buy it in all large WH Smiths’.

AND if that’s not enough to tempt you, Photo Professional are currently offering a whooping 52% off yearly subscriptions. Simply use the promo code PPSM when you order!

Now here’s some other links that I’ve been pouring over this week…

How to be the perfect intern
Bloggers deserve to be paid for their work (YES! There is nothing more frustrating than big companies just offering you ‘exposure’)
How to get big names to know your name
How to win the hearts of bloggers
♥ Design like Apple, but name like P&G
♥ Shauna shared her media kit insights and published some of the The Blogcademy media kit prettiness!

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Business Bites: Self Promotion, Slideshows & Blogging Tips from the Best

Photography Credit: Emilie Guelpa

We’re all gearing up for Christmas, but you know me, I’m always on the hunt for business related articles that I can learn from. I’m excited for Christmas, but almost more than that, I’m chomping at the bit to get into 2013 and to progress my business further! What about you?!

There’s been some good stuff online this week and I’m feeling SO inspired!

♥ Shauna asks, does blogging & self promotion make me vain?
♥ Confusing lucky with good
♥ One for wedding photographers – Jasmine talks though how she makes a same day slideshow
♥ Competition and being the ‘only’
♥ Free webinar – 10 things I wish I’d known about blogging when I started
♥ One sure-fire way to build a strong brand 

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Business Bites: Getting your Business Healthy

Photography Credit: Aline Caron

This week I’ve been seriously considering doing a juice cleanse. Now I’m not one for fad diets and I generally hate talking about anything to do with weight loss but – EUGH – I don’t half feel in desperate need of a detox at the moment. I blame Bri but I think I’m going to see how she gets on before I go into it wholeheartedly! Have you ever done a juice cleanse? What kind of results did you see/feel?

Well apart from thinking about getting my body healthy (that’s half way there right?!) I’ve also been reading a load of things which I hope will help get my business in tip top shape. There seems to be a lot online this week about facing burn-out and how to avoid putting things off… I guess it’s not just me then!

♥ How to Avoid Procrastination
♥ Secrets of successful yoga studios, and tactics to examine ideas that suck aka 5 Steps to Have a Career that Makes the World a Better Place
♥ Burnt Out vs. Time for a Change (YES!)
♥ (An oldie but a goodie) What do you do when doubt everything and just want to stay in bed?
How do you end things with a repeating client?
Soul Selling – My position on sponsored posts and advertising – really interesting reading for bloggers and their readers & advertisers alike
♥ I’m so proud of my girl Emma right now

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Business Bites: Gratitude, Email & Education

Photography Credit: via The Raw Teacher

I wanted to introduce a links post in the same vein as Thursday Treats the Green Room, and so after umming & ahhing over the perfect name, I thought to hell with it, I’ll just keep it simple, cheesy and memorable. So behold Business Bites!

It also means I’ll get to drool over food porn in my hunt for an image to illustrate this article every week, but that’s just an added bonus.

Here are some of my favourite inspirational, informative and downright useful business related links that I’ve been mulling over this week. Enjoy!

♥ Can a photographer price his worth? (totally relevant to everyone)
♥ If you run your own business and you suck with email, read this nowWhy don’t people email you back?
♥ It’s important to to make note of when things go right
The downside of gratitude
♥ More college degrees?! What do YOU really want?

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